Officials recover body from Central Texas lake

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Associated Press

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:31 PM

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Emergency officials have recovered a body from a Central Texas lake after a three-and-a-half-hour search.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department says the body was found at Belton Lake near Temple around 1 p.m. Wednesday. In a statement, sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams identified the victim as 48-year-old Thomas Buss of Killeen.

A witness told police that a man fell from a boat and into the water around 9:30 a.m.

Witnesses told investigators that the empty boat was seen driving in circles on the lake and that clothes were found in the water.

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